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jonathan shapiro on behalf of the united states of america -- and the defense lawyer had to say joe smith for this shmuck -- you get a sense that the system has bought into it. if you convict an innocent man, you have committed a far worse crime than any other crime because you have let the guilty party off scot-free. that is incorrect incredibly -- an incredibly important message. if anybody is waving the flag, it ought to be the public defender's office. their reluctance to do so, somehow, the sense that if they do so in will make them seem pro-government or some kind, i have never been able to fully grasp. >> let me ask a question. should we remake the image of the public defender in to the public crusader? is that what we want to do, do we need to, should we? >> i certainly think so. i bought into the public crusader thing when i was a child. ironically, here i am, not serving as a criminal defense attorney or public defender. i wanted to be a criminal defense attorney from the age of eight years old. i saw perry mason when i was a child. my father used to take me to the court house t
wrong in america but also other western nations as well, part of it is that we have moved for today and consumed, we go for the free lunch. the letter read on that. >> guest: i think what we are also facing right now in places like the united states is the competition over the sort of test between the current generation and the future generations. we have to decide whether there are going to be sacrifices and to what i'm arguing in the book. sacrifices for people to do so that the united states tomorrow can remain a preeminent economic power. clearly there were promises were made and intentions these are unsustainably this would be impossible to fulfill the promises and so the question then becomes how much of a sacrifice people are willing to meet today in the united states to make sure that tomorrow we can have educated population and these infrastructures and so one. >> host: what happens if we don't make the sacrifice because this that is your warning in the book is we on this wrong path and because they're seems to be this short-term attitude. >> guest: the main problem of the
>> if you recall it in the 1960's and 1970's, we were writing off urban america. >> with wall street's reemergence, new york city was really pulled into the global economy and became america's gateway to that economy and has really prospered ever since. >> watch the rest of the interview sunday night on c-span q&a. >> x, nouri clinton on military action in libya. then a discussion on ethics in government, then a forum from the consumer federation of america. >> secretary of state hillary clinton spoke earlier today about military action by the u.s. and its allies against the forces of libyan leader muammar gaddafi. earlier today, libyan government troops attacked the rebel capital in violation of a un cease-fire resolute -- resolution. she made these remarks in paris at a summit of leaders gathered to address the ongoing violence in the country. this is about 25 minutes. >> hello. before we begin, i want to sell a few words about warren christopher. he was a friend, and mentor, and truly a diplomat's diplomat. he served our country with such great distinction in so many capaci
atlanta a better city. georgia a better state, and america a better country. just how, i do not know but i have the faith to believe it will. and if i am right, then our suffering is not in vain. .. >> before we get started, i wanted to mention the upcoming events that includes james carroll on march 11 with his new book, and unger on april 4 more "american tempest: how the tea party sparked a revolution." others include billy collins and governor duvall patrick. you can find more information in the events flier. after the talk this afternoon, there's time for questions after which there's a book signing at the table, and you can get signed copies up at the registers. when you know you buy a book from the harvard bookstore, you're supporting a local institution who cares about books, and this author series would not be possible without that support. we are pleased to have c-span's here recording for book tv. if you have a question, wait for the microphone to come to you before asking your question. now is a good time to make sure you silenced your cell phones. this afternoon, i'm pleased t
champion of u.s. engagement in latin america and did an excellent job as my husband's on boy during the clinton administration. i think -- my husband's on vvoy during the clinton administration. this is an ideal place to discuss what i see as one of the central strategic opportunities for the united states today. obviously, there is a lot going on around the world. there is much that demands are urgent attention from the historic changes in the middle east and north africa to the tragedy unfolding in japan. as i often say, we have to deal with both the urgent and the important at the same time. with president obama departing for resilience in just a few hours, -- for brazilia and just a few hours, this is the time to consider another important part of the world. the president's trip coincides with the anniversary of a major milestone in hemispheric relations. 50 years ago, president kennedy launched the alliance for progress, pledging that the united states would join with latin american leaders to address head-on a development challenge that was, as he put it, staggering in its dim
for the country, really, is, is this a real debate about balancing america's budget, or is this actually a debate just about cutting spending which is the political hot button and what republicans have campaigned on because if it's about cutting spending, there is no advantage to the president sticking out his neck on this one. chris: reagan tried to cut it all the time and never was. norah, the question that comes to us is this, two-thirds of the american people say don't raise the retirement age. it's right now 66. it's going up to 67 by the year 2025. you and i were talking earlier, it may go up at the end of the adventure to 69 and that scares people but enough to say don't do it. >> well, there is reportedly a split in the white house between the political team that says don't touch it and the economic team that says you have to touch it. chris: gene sperling and geithner say cut it. >> the political people say don't do this, certainly during election. president in his state-of-the-union address said we have to tackle entitle wanted, he proposed and put forward. he came out with the proposal
who arrived, they shut down bank of america yesterday in washington, d.c., because the bank of america does not pay taxes. you will pay more taxes than bank of america. look that up, u.s.uncut.org. >> i am sorry, i missed my cue. i have three boys. does that help you decide where i was? thank you for inviting me today. it is an honor to be on this stage and that celebrate the 100th anniversary of the right to vote. as i began to write my speech for this event, i really started to struggle with the subject. the first draft, the participants, and the details leading up to gaining the right to vote. the question that kept popping up in my head was this, 100 years later, is there enough to celebrate? have we made significant strides in our fight for equality? i kept ignoring the question pushing around my head. the thought kept buzzing in my head like a baby at a picnic. when i finally paid attention on whether we have made significant strides, the answer was an unequivocal no. it was only when i answered the question it and sat down, it was only when i answered that question that the word
side of beautiful: rethinking race in prisons in america" will be published later this year. the start of the off-broadway hip-hop theater production, he has lectured and performed at over 100 colleges and correctional facilities in the united states, africa, asia, latin america, and europe. he has released two albums to critical acclaim, taught at brooklyn college, new york university, the new school in columbia university, and is now touring lyrics for lockdown. one of those is sponsored by the naacp. i learned that he is beginning rehearsals for the remakes of "the wiz." let's welcome him. [applause] our moderator for this afternoon, world renowned anti- racist, multicultural educator. [applause] yes. as many of you in the audience know, she is an accomplished front line teacher. a teacher, educators, researchers, writers, consultant, speaker. she is like a mother, auntie, big sister, all in one, for me. she has taught in canada, the caribbean, and the u.s. and has been involved in the development of teachers for two decades. she consults on anti-racist inclusion very and equitable
housing america and liberty nor safety are both with outside publishers. but we do both. >> thank you very much for your time. >> thank you so much. ♪ >> up next, booktv presents "after words," an hourlong program where we invite guest hosts to interview authors. peter firstbrook explores the history of the paternal side of president obama's family in his new book, "the obamas." .. >> host: in some sense we might expect your book to be called the untold story of an american family, but it's the untold story of an african family. why did you choose to focus on the side of the family heritage and what is its significance. >> guest: when the american people elect a president they also elect the leader of the free world. you only have to see what's happening this week in cairo to know that the decisions made now in the white house are going to affect the lives of 85 million egyptians. and so i sometimes think the american people don't fully appreciate just a big a deal it is when there's a new american president because he does have this very powerful influential position for the re
. later, a form from the consumer federation of america. president obama is currently on a four day visit of and plan american country. he will deliver a speech on rio de janeiro on u.s. and latin american relations. tuesday and wednesday he is in el salvador, where he will meet with the president there, before returning to washington. continuing coverage of his trip here on the c-span network. the ford museum recently held its first symposium on ethics in america. they look at how they handle ethical issues. ford talks about how his father dealt with the dilemma at watergate. it will talk about the the leaking information to reporters. this is one hour and 20 minutes. >> from a teenager in the white house to a most interesting career. sometimes, he has been a cowboy, a businessman, corporate spokesperson, and motivational speaker too many audiences. when gerald ford was sworn in as the 38th president of the united states, steve and his three siblings steadily went from the kids down the block to the only kid on the block on the 1600 pennsylvania avenue. this life was intense and not alwa
satellite corp. 2011] >> everywhere and europe and and america, your people agree with it. the whole people are against you. your governments, your regime will go down. host: a defiant response just two hours ago from libyan leader gaddafi as missiles continue to hit key targets overnight. 48 deaths were reported. this is the largest international military effort since the iraq war. today's military action taking place the same weekend egyptian residence are going to the polls to vote on the senate -- is changes to its constitution. voters in haiti going to the polls to select a new president. our president and rio de janeiro, day to bureau of his south american trip where his focus is on jobs, trade, and the economy, and congress is in recess. we are going to focus on the story from libya. and your calls and reaction as u.s. and allies strike those targets. 202-737-0002, our line for democrats. 202-737-0001 for republicans. for independence, the number to call is 202-628-0205. here are some of the headlines from domestic newspapers beginning with "new york post." "take that gaddafi." "stri
america's cup arrived at pier 80 on february 28. it arrived from spain. but in addition, it arrived on the star and it carried 35 containers and a 223 ft wing sail mast. so, the containers and parts of the boat are sitting down at pier 80. operated by metro supports it will serve as the logistical headquarters for article racing. pier 8 the is the only terminal in california able to handle containers of heavy lift cargo and breakable bulk simultaneously. this was a point of entry for the boat. the port and san francisco, the city, will play host to the 34th america's cup, scheduled to be held in 2013. we would also like to announce the grand opening of the cornelia's restaurant. many of you will remember it as the old world trade club. it is behind us at the end of the pier. it opened last week. the management team is the same management team that managed cornelia by the day. it will be open for lunch, dinner, and happy hour. it will also be available for banquet rooms and special laments. they feature american continental traditions and dim sum specialties. it is open for drinks se
institute on china and the united states, among lots of other things. sit tight. "this is america." >> "this is america" is made possible by the national education association, the nation's largest advocate for children and public education. the american federation of teachers, a union of professionals. poongsan corporation, forging a higher global standard. and the rotondaro family trust, the ctc foundation, afo communications, and the american life tv network. mentioneddor, you've as we were starting our conversation, born in nanking. >> that's right. >> what did your dad do that caused that all to happen? >> my father was a missionary, but not an ordinary missionary. he was a college professor, had a ph.d., and taught courses in a college in china that was supported by church contributions from the united states. >> of a particular denomination? >> he was presbyterian, but you tended to submerge your denominations in china. >> what was the attitude toward religion at that time? we are talking about, what, the 1950's? >> i was born there in the 1930's, but we were back there again in the 1
call the duck. it said, america now up for grabs, and it was referring to this concert that the rolling stones had in december of 1969. and this was supposed to have been a triumphant affair. they appeared with carlos santana and the jefferson airplane, and they had a hard time sort of finding a venue for this show at the last minute, so they did it at altamont speedway. and it turned out to be a disaster. thousands of people sort of clamored on top of each other to get close to the stage. someone had the bright idea of hiring the hell's angels motorcycle gang to do security, and they paid them, allegedly, with a truckload of beer. it was a really violent scene, so the hell's angels were brutalizing and beating up spectators and probably would have been less violent if rolling stones had played a little earlier. the concert was being filmed for a documentary called "give me shelter," which you probably are familiar with. anyhow, mick jagger was reluctant to play until it was dark because he thought it he wd look better under the stage lights. it was just a violent, ugly scene, and the r
display ever seen and north america. generations of new yorkers commemorated november 25th as the evacuation day, an anniversary that was later folded into the more enduring november celebration of the national togetherness, thanksgiving day. but what if you hadn't wanted the british to leave? mixed in among the had the new york crowd that november day, there were other less cheerful faces. for loyalists, colonists who sided with britain during the war, the departure of the british troops felt worried, not jubilation. during the war, tens of thousands of loyalists moved for safety into new york and other british help cities. the british withdrawal now resurgent questions about their future. what kind of treatment could expect in the new united states? would they be jailed, would they be attacked, but they retain their property or hold onto their jobs? confronting real doubts about their lives, liberty and potential happiness in the united states, 60,000 loyalists decided to take their chances and follow the british elsewhere in to the british empire. they took 15,000 black
sure gadhafi does go, america's credibility and prestige suffers all over the world. i had the opportunity -- >> we can't afford to let him stay in office? >> we can't afford to let him stay in office. i want to say, too, the first people that asked john and me to please do something to help the opposition to gadhafi and libya were the students, the young people, who led the uprising in egypt. they see gadhafi's targets in libya as their brothers and sisters in this arab spring. and if gadhafi survives, the arab spring maybe comes to an end, at least it doesn't move beyond tunisia and egypt. >> on a tactical level, he is acting land, sea and air. we can take out the air and sea component of that very quickly. this is ideal terrain for air power. this is made for aviators. and so i think with significant air assets we can have a really big impact. now, how quickly we can move back and get him out, i think it's going to be a matter of time. >> and by that, you mean months? because what you're doing really is -- >> you see, there's so much got to go with morale and momentum. i
obama continues his trip to latin america. tomorrow, he isn't santiago, chilly, with a speech. -- he is in santiago, chilly. -- chile. today on "road to the white house," an interview on why someone is likely to enter the gop race. this is about 45 minutes. >> why are you thinking about running for president? >> i am thinking about running for president for several reasons. reasons. my parents were able to achieve their dreams. they wanted to own a house and turn it into a home. my parents just could not afford to buy an entire home. that was one of their dreams, and they achieved that. in input -- they wanted to see their two sons get a better their two sons get a better start in life and did. life and did. i graduated from morehouse college in 1967, and my brother, he eventually graduated from morris brown college, so we were able to achieve our american dream based on our own individual aspirations and determination. and for my grand kids, i do not believe they're going to have that opportunity because of the changes that are happening in this country. >> such as? >> such as too m
>>> good morning, america, i'm dan harris. >> and i'm bianna golodryga. it's sunday, march 20th. this morning, target libya. u.s. and european forces pound libya overnight. with a barrage of missile they take out key targets as the u.s. gets embroiled in a new overseas conflict. and now moammar gadhafi is surrounding key sites with women and children to create a human shield. just how involved will the u.s. get and how will this conflict end? >>> hope and fear. nine days after the earthquake and tsunami, an incredible rescue. an 80-year-old woman and a teenage boy found alive. but then there's this. the drinking water in tokyo now tainted with radiation. >>> fall from grace. he was the most famous bear in the world. knut, the polar bear, has died at the young age of 4. so how did he go from the top of the world to this tragic end? >>> and bullied no more. this is the video giving hope to underdogs all over the world. this boy body-slams his bully. this morning he's finally telling his story. what made him snap? >>> good morning. the u.s. is now involved in its third overseas con
, president obama is watching the war on libya from south america, claiming the trip boosts american jobs and it's much needed, but is it a good idea for him to take the trip now? we'll debate it. >> a music festival goes wrong when a camera goes crashing into the crowd. oh! >> oh, what happened and how those people are faring this morning. ♪ proud to stand on our own ♪ proud to be homegrown ♪ can you hear it? ♪ fuelin' the american spirit ♪ no matter when, no matter where ♪ ♪ marathon will take you there everyone has someonewhen, to go heart healthy for.♪ who's your someone? campbell's healthy request can help. low cholesterol, zero grams trans fat, and a healthy level of sodium. it's amazing what soup can do. just don't feel like they used to. are you one of them? remember when you had more energy for 18 holes with your buddies. more passion for the one ya love. more fun with your family and friends. it could be a treatable condition called low testosterone or low t. come on, stop living in the shadows. you've got a life to live. [ male announcer ] so don't blame it on a
, this is the letter, as i have said before, even if god forbid there were a war between libya and america, you would remain my son. >> hold it right there. >> you would remain my son? >> and i will still love you. >> this is damning praise, i believe. i do not want to change the image i have of you. all the libyan peoe are with me, ready to die, even the women and children and we're fighting nothing other than al-qaeda to what they call the islam islamic cities. listen to what he does, he calls president obama his son, that's the worst pr in the world. >> for president obama. >> for president obama. >> absolutely. >> and then he says the one thing that he knows will get measuring as attention, the one thing that makes everybody stop, al-qaeda. he claims that the civilians rising up against him were actually al-qaeda. >> and continues to say that. but those aren't, those aren't libyans, they're al-qaeda, but the fact of the matter is he's been hiring meres nairries at $200 a day on paying off the government to supply them and that's one thing that bill clinton said two weeks ago, don't worry about in
speed. the first phone strong enough to run on the fastest, most advanced 4g network in america. >> we're shaping the battlefield right now. initially we have that capacity, but we'll be able to hand off very quickly to french, to arab forces, like the qataris and others. that will send a strong signal to the arab worlg world that ths not about american interest, it's about democracy in libya. >> this is the best chance to get rid of qaddafi in my life. if we don't get rid of him, we'll pay a heavy price down the road. >> senators lindsey graham and jack reed, two lawmaker now weighing in on the situation in libya and how president obama is handling it. peter doocy has been following it all and joins us with the latest. hi, peter. >> reporter: hi, shall b shanno. they've come out saying they think we're doing the right thing in libya, but some lawmaker think the president should do a better job of keeping congress in the loop which they say it tough to do from south america. >> we know that the president has to be in contact with congress. he's now out of the country, and that's probab
of deindustrialization. it was common for all of america's older cities. one of the themes for the book is that the american dream doesn't have to lie behind a white picket fence in the suburb, and that cities have been as intrinsic for american history and our experiences in the nation as any place else. the very birth of america has roots in boston in the 1730s between john hancock who wanted the political change to be created by a mob and sam adams who like many proveighers of liquor could conjure a mob. [laughter] it changed america and helped create this great country of ours. in the 19th century, the great problem was making the wealth of the american exterior accessible to the markets of the east and europe. cities made that happen. they were a great transportation network that engaged the rich dark soil of iowa to be productive. it cost as much to move goods 32 miles over land as it did to ship them across the atlantic. it was difficult to access all the wealth in the american lands. cities grew up in modes of great transportation network, the chicago which was formed, started o
you just heard from the president. here is the secretary of state. >> america has unique capabilities and we will bring them to bear to help our european and canadian allies and air partners stop further violence against civilians, including through the effective implementation of a no fly zone. the u.s. will not deploy ground troops but there should be no mistaking our commitment to this effort. >> secondary clinton arrived at the emergency summit of 22 european, north american and arab leaders and diplomats in paris. the french president hosted the meeting in paris and he and other leaders say qaddafi had left the international community no other choice but to intervene in order to enforce the united nations resolution and save the lives of libyan citizens. >> we are doing this in order to protect the civilian populations from the murderous madness of a regime that by killing its own people has for fitted all legitimacy. >> we have to enforce the will of the united nations and cannot allow the slaughter of civilians to continue. >> the involvement of arab nations including jordan an
're already hearing that perhaps the u.s. military is not so eager to turn this over to the coalition. america might actually be in charge of the coalition, because u.s. military traditionally has been somewhat reluctant to turn over its military forces to another commander from another country. >> what you asked about is the arab league to the reports as a result of these air strikes. the persian gulfw quietly pushes them in that direction, but when the shooting started and the u.s. got bogged down, they backed off, and there was hardly any support from the arab community after that. if this gets dicey, one of those unintended consequences that secretary gates talked about we could see some of that arab support eroding. >> okay, mick, many thanks from washington. >> you bet. >>> this is all a balancing act for president obama. the president is ticking to his schedule on the trip to latin america, but libya is still a top priority. >> make no mistake. today we are part of a brought coalition, answering the calls of a threatened people and acting in the interests of the united states and the wo
of this any time soon. >>> president obama continues his trip through latin america today, but continuing to keep his eye on the events unfolding half a world away. he tells the international community why this operation is a necessary step for america. >> this is not an outcome that the united states or any of our partners sought. we're acting as part of a coalition with partnerses prepared to meet their responsibilities to protect the people of libya and uphold the mandate of the international community. >> savanna guthrie is live. another good morning. any official reaction from the folks right there to what has happened overnight? >> reporter: not so far. the many president is actually on his way to the tour of favella, so he's sticking to the schedule, bull getting his briefings, and was briefed this morning, as he is every day on intelligence matters. he's got the national security team, that part of it traveling with him. he's in close contact with the secretary of state clinton and other security aides, but in terms of the trip he's on his way to this tour, a cultural performance
language. america, wake up -- i am talking to you by english language. america, wake up. it is bad for us if we have the same earthquake, like we had in japan. 10,000 people have been disappeared. they lost everything, cars, whatever they have. our friends, our families, supervisors. such as john avalos, jane kim, and others, and i would like to see -- that she fire -- let us see what they are going to do, mr. john avalos and ms. jane kim. this is a time to teach us what we can do to help my neighbor. i need help. i need your help. other people began. children, people older than me. john avalos, i talk to you at this moment because you are very close to me. we would like to handle that problem suint -- soon or later and for the supervisors to try to do -- and training. in your district, how we can help each other. the people lost their lives because they do not know what to do, or they do something wrong, but if we have a player, maybe we can save other people. -- if we have a planned, maybe we can save other people. -- if we have a plan. [bell] president chiu: thank you. next speaker. >>
state tv told libyans that america and nato had bombed civilian areas in tripoli. >> obama is reiterating tonight that the mission is not led by the u.s. and the u.s. is not alone in the effort. >> the first rajah of missiles in the latest international effort to cut growing islands in libya. u.s. and british warships fired 114 tomahawk missiles and mobile targets in libya to try and crippled libyan leader muammar gaddafi antiaircraft weaponry. >> the whole notion is to create a more benign environment so the british and french fighter- bombers can get the end, established the no-fly zone. >> in response to gaddafi's defiance of u.n. orders to stop attacks on civilians, an action that president obama stressed is not a unilateral show of force. >> make no mistake. today we are part of a broad coalition. we are answering the calls of a threatened people and we are acting in the interest of the united states and the world. a coalition and commitment, secretary of state hillary clinton confirmed during a summit meeting in france. >> america has unique capabilities, and we will
among the situation very closely in libya while moving ahead to his trip in latin america. he is right now in brazil. mike is in rio de janeiro. what is the latest from the president on libya today? >> reporter: gregg, he was giving a speech to the brazilian people earlier today. was talking about the beauty of democracy and in that speech is when he referred to the people of libya. take a listen. >> we see the people of libya take a courageous stand against a regime. across the region we see young people rise up. >> reporter: so today's comments were essentially about the broader themes of people wanting freedom and democracy, not so much about the military action but the president has been monitoring the situation on the ground in libya. >> gregg: what do we know how he has been monitoring the developments? >> reporter: we're due to get a briefing from his national security advisor in an hour or so. i anticipate we will learn more about how the president is keeping tabs. but this morning, first thing he had a conference call on a secure line with secretary of state hillary clinton, b
to his schedule on his trip to latin america, but libya's still a top priority, along with telling the american people why our forces are entering this conflict. nbc white house correspondent, co-host of "daily rundown," savannah guthrie is live for us in rio de janeiro this morning. savannah, another good morning to you. i know the pentagon keeping a very close watch over the libyan situation. secretary clinton's in europe in a diplomatic leadership role. who's the one getting the latest information to the president there in rio, where you are? >> reporter: well, he's got a national security team with him. tom donelan, the national security adviser, is taking the lead. ben rhodes, also a national security aide. so, they are briefing the president. he will get his briefing as he does in washington every morning, here in brazil. in fact, he has an open morning this morning and one suspects he is sitting with aides getting briefed up on the latest from libya. and he is going forward with the trib to latin america. he has a full schedule today here in rio, visiting one of the famous s
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and the need to move away from fossil fuels. the faster we build an energy grid in america that we move to solar thermal, other things i think the marketplace will make that decision for us. >> senator sessions, after the gulf oil spill, after the nuclear emergency in japan, do you think the president is capable of leading a bipartisan effort to really make energy policy a priority? and to lead to some change? >> he has to do that. he has not done that. the energy department seems to be putting out more roadblocks on american energy production than actually leading in the way to produce more energy. we need more clean american energy. that is a driving force for this country right now. we're not seeing that leadership. we've got gulf oil production blocked basically by not getting permits, only two have been made since the oil spill. and we need to get moving. we simply cannot afford not to. >> i'm going to have to make that the last word. senators, thank you all very much. >>> coming up -- after almost a decade of war, the u.s. military finds itself stretched thinner by yet another con
of make in america really one for every one. so johnson would not have been my topic of choice. i read about that era because i had to but it wouldn't be something -- i've never thought i would have actually studied it and actually write something about it. but i got a phonecall one morning from arthur schlesinger jr., telling me that i was going to be getting a letter from him and sort of talking in general and i did get this letter from him in which he asked me to write the biography of andrew johnson for the american president period which is a very nice series, very short concise book about american presidents. they get people -- sometimes to actually fit like george appleby and thomas jefferson but gary hart did a book, george mcgovern did lincoln i think so there were sort of the mix of historians and non-historians, looking at these presidencies, telling the basic stories but also giving your own sort of individual spin on it. and he asked me to do the johnson book and i guess he figured i would put my individual spin on it. i agreed to do it because arthur asked me to do it and
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to latin america, president obama addresses what has been called operation odyssey dawn. >> actions have consequences and the writ of the international community must be enforced. >> the rebels were successful in shooting down one of gadhafi's planes. >> the blood of kids. one five years old and one four months old. >> in reaction to the the ally's operation. this message was delivered on state controlled television. >> this is a crusade. >> the libyan leader made a threat. any allied act against libya and he would consider all air and traffic in the mediterranean sea counters form a counter attack, namely planes. robert bear served 25 years as a cia operative, almost all of it in the arab world. >> gadhafi has lost his mind, clearly. you can see that from the images coming out of tripoli. in fact, i heard today that the family is considering replacing him with another strong man because he is so crazy. we would be better off without him. >> now allen tells us the next phase is enforcing the no fly zone over tripoli. the u.s. and european and maybe arab nations will take the lead. govern
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.com. have a great week and see you next fox news sunday. . >> harris: amid concerns that america has entered a third war in the middle east, word tonight the pentagon expects to turn control of the mission in libya over to our allies in a matter of days. i'm harris falkner, we're live with a special edition of fox report. >> it's just the beginning. >> the u.s. and allies, now seeing the effects of a full scale military operation to stop libya's leader, muammar gaddafi. >> and effectively he hasn't flown any in the last few days, i would say the no-fly zone is effectively in place. >> harris: that was 24 hours ago, and tonight, fox reports live from tripoli. what our journalists on the ground are seeing now. plus, life saving supply already running low in japan's devastation zone. now traces of radiation found in even more food sources. but a month a frantic rush to contain a nuclear disaster. >> earthquake survivors pulled from the wreckage. we're live from japan where a new day begins. we begin tonight with a heavy bombardment by coalition forces inside libya. mixed messages by muammar gad
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have to consider that, for us, libya, it's a bit like you, central america and cuba. in human and geographic terms, it's very close to my country. >> let me ask you. now, then, are you on the side of the rebels? is this the, making the rebels win? is that the aim of this current military operation? >> we consider france as recognized the committee of benghazi as the representative of the libyan people. we simply want to libyan people able to express their will. >> let me ask you, mr. aujali, you have heard admiral mullen say that the mission is to protect the citizens of benghazi and libya and open up humanitarian ability for them. not to take out gadhafi. not to support the opposition. what do you understand by this resolution? >> i understand the mission is to protect the libyan civilians, not only benghazi. protecting them by one goal, that gadhafi is not there. not just stop the airplanes striking the people. the danger is gadhafi himself. >> you understand that this military action is aimed at getting rid of gadhafi? >> sure. if not, they would just shoot the airplanes do
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, the people. and the revolution, the great revoluti revolution. america, france, or britain, the question that they're in a pact against us today, they will not enjoy our oil. they have to know that we will fight. though we are -- we have the depth of thousands in mind, this land will not submit ever. we have defeated italy when it was a great power like you today. you are aggressives, you are animals, you are criminals, your people are against you in europe and in america against this aggression. we have the people on our side, even your people on our side. you will fall like hitler have fallen, like others have fallen and like mussolini had fallen. all tyrants fall under the pressure of the masses. you will not make us submit. you will not make the people submit. this is the time, the people's time. the libyan people, now all of the libyan people now are unite united. the libyan men and women are -- have been given weapons, bombs. all the people are carrying weapons now. it is fire now. you will not advance. you will not put -- you will not step on this land. this will be hell. we will
, america has unique capabilities, and we will bring them to bear to help our european and canadian allies and arab partners, to stop further violence against civilians. >> reporter: meanwhile, back in washington, a group of demonstrators protested any involvement of american troops who still have a footprint in two war zones. brian moore, nbc news, washington. >> today there are new concerns in japan's nuclear crisis. firefighters continue to spray water on the damaged nuclear power plant in fukushima, but now japanese leaders say harmful radiation levels have been defected in food and water near the plant. nbc's robert bazell has the latest from tokyo. >> reporter: there's two pieces of important news today concerning the crippled nuclear reactors north of here. there's electricity at two of them. they'll try to get the pumps working. others, diesel-powered generators do have the coolant falling. and the big fire trucks we've been seeing so much have poured 1,500 gallons into one of the tanks. the other thing we've heard is that the japanese government found trace amounts of radiation in
to the people of libya. >> on his trip to latin america, president obama addressed what is odddy dawn. >> we must be clear. actions have consequences and the writ of the international community must be enforced. >> before the talk hawks were launched the rebels were successful in shooting down one of gadhafi's planes. he launched air and land aassaults on rebels earlier in the day. >> the blood of kids, one five years old and one four months old. >> in reaction to the ally's operation, gadhafi delivered this message on state controlled television. >> this is a crusade. he made a threat, an allied threat against libya he would consider all air and sea traffic in the medter rainian targets. he served as an operative almost all of it in the area world. >> gadhafi has lost his mind, clearly. you can see that from the images coming out of tripoli. in fact, i heard today that the family is considering replacing him with another strong man because he is so crazy. we would be better off without him. >> allen tells us the next phase of this mission will be enforcing the no fly zone over tripoli and r
to a school and a slum. the trip is part of a five-day tour of latin america to strengthen diplomatic ties. >>> antiwar protestors put on a show outside quantico marine base. they want an army private with wikileaks set free. >> reporter: this is the second protest this weekend by several groups that are iraq veterans against the war. they were joined today by daniel elsburg who leaked the pentagon papers during the vietnam war. several hundred demonstrators turned out across from the quantico marine pays and carried signs that said free bradley manning. these protestors say the army private is being tortured, held in solitaire confinement, stripped naked for several days in his cell at night and now is being forced to wear a special safety smoke that would prevent him from harming himself. they want the abuse stopped and an immediate trial on any charges. >> i identify entirely with bradley manning. when he said to get these truths out that should not be concealed in washington, should be known to the people and cause debate. >> when you are not allowed to wear clothes at night in a cold
've probably consumed this next produce item at let once this week. that's because it's been called america's favorite vegeble. but we like to call it a reason to get our hands dirty and meet some real potato pioneers. with their adaptability and versatility, it's wonder potatoes are a fan favorite. bad, mashed, diced, or scalloped, no matter how you slice it, from potato chips to french fries d almost anything in between, the potato has been a staple of our diet throughout history and today. and there's no denying we have a special love affair with t spuds. you know, on average, each of us will actually eat 135 pounds of potatoes a year, and in a wide variety of forms. in fact, potatoes are the leading vegetable crop in the united states, with annual total production being about 41 billion pounds. and they've been a staple ron lehr's family farm since the 1930s.his third genetion farmer grows more th 2,500 acres of the vegetable just outside of bakersfield, and knows just what to look for in a perfect potato. >> looking for a good potato, it could dend on the variety that you were looking
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